Medallion with bust of Volusian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 251–253


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 066.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 24.63 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.516

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Volusian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPCAECVIBVOLVSIANOAVG
Reverse: Three Monetae standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, piles of metal at their feet.
MONETA [AVGG]

Provenance

By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 4, Milan, 1957, p. 28, pl. 11, no. 63); by 1957: with Leu & Company's Bank Ltd., 32 rue de la gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company's Bank Ltd., September 17, 1959, for $ 1,230.00 (this is the total price of 59.513-59.516)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour